NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23:  Jerry Seinfeld (L) and Hugh Jackman attend Jerry Seinfeld hosts lunch to support the Baby Buggy Fatherhood Initiative sponsored by Acura, Gucci, and Johnson & Johnson at The Palm Tribeca on September 23, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Baby Buggy)
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How Jerry Seinfeld Convinced Hugh Jackman To Put His Wolverine Role On Hold
Ever since Hugh Jackman ended his reign as the fan-favorite character Wolverine in 2017 with the acclaimed film "Logan," fans speculated if he would ever rock the adamantium claws again. At the time, Jackman turned to comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who once walked away from his iconic role in “Seinfeld,” for guidance on stepping away from Wolverine.
On "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," Jackman said Seinfeld advised, “'Look, when you're creating something, it's very important not to run yourself dry. It's not about finishing on top, necessarily, but making sure that you're, creatively, still got something left, which propels you into whatever's next.'" Jackman then told his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, he was done.
The conversation with Seinfeld actually occurred before "Logan" even began production, which made Jackman determined to get his final appearance right. Although Wolverine died in “Logan,” actor Ryan Reynolds announced Wolverine would appear once more in "Deadpool 3," giving Wolverine a loophole where he can exist again in another timeline.